Polar Bear Challenge

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Re: Polar Bear Challenge

Postby RichardM » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:37 pm

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34 km ( 21.12 miles) @ -4°F. A 4x speed video of a night ride to a rehearsal (doing sound) and even though my destination was 1/2 a mile away, I took the scenic route. I started from the golf course parking lot and made a loop around the perimeter of the university.

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Re: Polar Bear Challenge

Postby RichardM » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:40 pm

Mothra35 wrote:Been following and watching your vids....Man, you should take the nickname Mr. Freeze....Keep on Riding :cheers:



Thanks for watching though they are on the boring side. Just enough to satisfy the requirements of the Polar Bear Challenge. All of the other participants use it as a vlogging platform and talk during the video. I need to power the GoPro during the ride or the batteries only last a short time so no external microphone. Plus, I'd have to think of something to talk about.
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Re: Polar Bear Challenge

Postby RichardM » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:58 pm

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54 km (33.55 miles) @ +6°F. A nice morning ride sped up 3.16x. The speed of the video was adjusted to match the length of the music.

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Re: Polar Bear Challenge

Postby RichardM » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:56 pm

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26 km (16.15 miles) @ -4°F. Starting from the Dog Mushers hall and headed west on Farmers Loop towards the university.

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Re: Polar Bear Challenge

Postby RichardM » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:04 pm

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20 km (12.43 miles) @+14°F. Just a short run at the end of the day so I have something to submit. It was a nice sunset...

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Re: Polar Bear Challenge

Postby RichardM » Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:34 pm

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41 km (25.5 miles) @ +15°F. Starting from the Dog Mushers hall and heading east on Farmers Loop. There is a time-lapse section of the Steese Hwy, Old Steese and Farmers Loop towards the university.

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Re: Polar Bear Challenge

Postby RichardM » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:37 pm

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137 km (85.13 miles) @ +13°F. Started from the Ballaine Lake turnout then stopped to mess around with the GoPro trying to get the remote to connect. So jump right into the time-lapse of Sheep Creek Rd, Goldstream Rd, Steese Expy, Steele Creek Rd, Chena Hot Springs Rd, Nordale Rd, Badger Rd, Richardson Hwy, Mitchell Expy, Parks Hwy and ending up at the same turnout where I messed around with the GoPro originally. Nice day for a ride though the roads still have a sheen of ice...

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Re: Polar Bear Challenge

Postby RichardM » Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:35 pm

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20 km (12.4 miles) @ +14°F. A short trip into my office via a bit more scenic route. I prefer riding through the smaller roads around town at least when it's not really dark as it's easier to spot wildlife wandering around on the road.

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Re: Polar Bear Challenge

Postby RichardM » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:17 pm

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14km (8.7 miles) @ +13°F. A really short ride today but was surprised that I was even able to get one in considering the above freezing temperature last night. I didn't really feel like going far considering how slick the roads were today.

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Re: Polar Bear Challenge

Postby 4Paws » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:18 pm

Thanks, enjoying them. Like your taste in music.
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Re: Polar Bear Challenge

Postby RichardM » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:17 pm

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102 km (63.4 miles) @ +20°F. A wander-around ride. Don't know where to go. Rode through downtown Fairbanks before heading out on the highway to North Pole. Went by the Santa Claus house and looked at some of their ice carvings before heading back to Fairbanks. The first three minutes are the same old thing and the last minute and a half is time-lapse at one frame per second.

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Re: Polar Bear Challenge

Postby RichardM » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:19 pm

4Paws wrote:Thanks, enjoying them. Like your taste in music.


Thanks for watching them... They are sort of the "same old thing" day after day. But the Polar Bear Challenge ends on Feb 14th so only a couple more weeks.

The music is a challenge. Finding something that I don't find offensive and something that is approved for use on YouTube with the right kind of license.
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Re: Polar Bear Challenge

Postby RichardM » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:39 pm

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87 km (54 miles) @ +23°F. A light snow messed up the initial part of the video. The last minute or so is a time-lapse (1 frame per sec) of Goldstream Rd, Steese Hwy, the back road to Chena Hot Springs Rd and the couple miles of CHSR.

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Re: Polar Bear Challenge

Postby RichardM » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:37 pm

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17 km (10.6 miles) @ +10°F. A short ride to enjoy the beautiful clear morning sky.

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Re: Polar Bear Challenge

Postby RichardM » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:02 pm

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36 km (22.4 miles) @ -9°F. Mid-morning short ride with some nice sunrise segments.

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